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Cyriopagopus minax – Thailand big black

Item #: CYRSPB

$ 85.00

  • USD: 68.68$

Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus sp. big black

Common Name: Thailand big black

Type: Fossorial

Endemic Location: Burma, Northern Thailand, Malaysia

Body Length: 3.5”  (9cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5-6” (13-16cm)

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 11-13 years / Males 2-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

The Cyriopagopus minax, commonly referred to as the Thai Black Tarantula or the Thailand big black Tarantula, is a captivating species for arachnid enthusiasts, hailing from the rainforests of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. This species is known for its striking appearance and formidable size. Adult females can reach an impressive leg span of up to 8 inches (20 cm), showcasing a predominantly dark color palette with subtle hints of brown or black, which serves as excellent camouflage in their natural habitat. The males are slightly smaller and less vividly colored but share the same robust build as the females.

One of the most distinctive features of Cyriopagopus minax is its behavior and temperament. Known for being more reclusive and defensive than some other tarantula species, the Thai Black Tarantula prefers solitude and will often retreat to its burrow or display threat postures when disturbed. Their burrows are intricately constructed with silk, helping to maintain humidity levels and provide protection from predators. Despite their somewhat daunting demeanor, they are a species of great interest due to their unique ecological role and behaviors.

In the wild, the Cyriopagopus minax thrives in the humid, dense forests of Thailand, where it preys on a variety of insects and small vertebrates. This nocturnal hunter relies on its excellent sense of vibration to detect and ambush prey. For hobbyists interested in keeping a Thai Black Tarantula, it’s crucial to replicate their natural environment as closely as possible, with a focus on providing ample space, humidity, and a diet rich in nutrients. While not the best choice for beginners due to their defensive nature, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the diversity and complexity of tarantula species for the more experienced enthusiast.

Body Length: 3.5”  (9cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 6” (13-16cm)

Growth Rate: Medium

Life Expectancy: Females 15-18 years / Males 5-6 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

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Description

Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus sp. big black

Common Name: Thailand big black

Type: Fossorial

Endemic Location: Burma, Northern Thailand, Malaysia

Body Length: 3.5”  (9cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5-6” (13-16cm)

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 11-13 years / Males 2-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

 

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